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#2569821 Manny Legace joins concussion lawsuit..

Posted by Barrie on 11 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

I don't think this lawsuit is a joke. Hockey for years was using violence and head shots to promote their game.


I do give the NHL credit for cleaning up the game. I don't miss the fights at all, especially after I read about the physical pain McCarty is experiencing now after years of fighting. It's not worth it.

#2569368 Wings-Avs alumni game speculation

Posted by Barrie on 08 February 2015 - 09:41 AM

Draper and Lemieux on the same ice.... I don't care if McCarty has made up with Lemieux, he'll always be scum to me.

#2567836 Gustav Nyquist loses puck from his first NHL goal

Posted by Barrie on 02 February 2015 - 04:51 PM

His only goal.



#2567685 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Barrie on 01 February 2015 - 02:50 PM

My condolences to those people that wanted to tank this year, we're too good.


Hate to say I told you so, but I was one of the few who stood by Holland and was made fun of, I guess we were right. Usually when an organization loses franchise players like Yzerman and Lidstrom, it takes 10-20 years to recover. This has to be one of the best rebuilds on the fly ever.

#2562730 Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

Posted by Barrie on 12 January 2015 - 06:43 PM


I'm still steaming as well. I absolutely still feel that the NHL did what they could to help Pittsburgh over the top in 2009. It's just a shame we were so beat up because it wouldn't have even been a contest if we were just a bit healthier.


I agree, I think the League did everything they could to help Pittsburgh win in 2009. There was also Game 6 when the refs forgot how to count to 6.


I know a lot of NFL fans are crying "fix" with some of the weird calls the last 2 weeks, but I think the NHL is a lot worse when it comes to weird things going on with their officials. Bettman is a dictator if you ask me.


Anyway, I think Ozzie should be in the Hall of Fame no question. He had 400+ career wins, and was one of the best big game goalies of his era behind Brodeur and Roy. Ozzie was more clutch then Belfour and Hasek.

#2553018 Doggone it Danny Cleary

Posted by Barrie on 30 November 2014 - 07:09 PM


If I go back to the thread of when he was signed, I guarantee you that is not the case. I would post examples, but I don't want to turn this into what I hate.


Right, there was a lot of people upset when Cleary was signed. I didn't see how a 1 year $1.5 Million deal for a guy who's done a lot for the organization was a bad move. It's better for Cleary to be a healthy scratch then a young player who can get playing time in Grand Rapids. It allows Cleary to leave the game with his head held high, instead of being kicked to the curb. Also it shows the Red Wings are a classy organization.

#2552417 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by Barrie on 28 November 2014 - 04:08 PM

The thing with a cap, there isn't a dominating team. Every team has holes with talent spread out. On paper, we're probably not a major contender, but we're consistently outshooting the opposition, and Howard's playing well.

#2545593 Anyone attended a game in Nashville?

Posted by Barrie on 30 October 2014 - 03:28 PM

You can cheer on Jarnkrok


8 Games, 0 Points, 11 SOG

#2544258 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by Barrie on 24 October 2014 - 03:21 PM

As already mentioned, with Smith and Nyquist up for new contracts, I'm not sure how we can fit Myers under the cap. Unless we can get rid of Kindl and Weiss's contracts, we've don't have room.

#2544257 Lines Thread

Posted by Barrie on 24 October 2014 - 03:16 PM

My only complaint so far is that Tatar should get more ice time. Other than that, I like the decisions Babs had made. I think sitting Weiss has been the right move too.

#2544255 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Barrie on 24 October 2014 - 03:13 PM

I guess I was in the huge minority this offseason thinking we had a very good hockey team. Holland, stayed away from overpaying for UFA's, and built a team with a lot of depth. I'm not surprised we're 4-1-2.

#2542021 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Barrie on 17 October 2014 - 09:36 PM

I was wondering if the reason Franzen left was so he'd be ready to go for tomorrow.

Tough situation for monster tomorrow btw, unless he plays lights out he will face heavy criticism.


Ah, we'll win tomorrow too...

#2539314 TSN Radio - McKenzie: Enforcers in the NHL

Posted by Barrie on 09 October 2014 - 01:53 PM

Enforcers are a waste. The game right now is based so much on speed that it doesn't make sense to have an enforcer who only plays 4 minutes a game. Team now have 4 lines that they just put out there one after the other.


The league needs to step up to keep the players safe, like the NFL does. I was watching an OHL game last year, and I was very impressed with the "Hit to the Head" penalties. Banning hits to the head didn't take anything away from the game. The NHL needs to do something like this too.

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#2536378 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Barrie on 16 September 2014 - 08:05 PM

Good move!


Ok so after the Tatar and DeKeyser deals, Holland will need about $5.5 Million cap space to sign Smith and Nyquist next off season. Don't expect any UFA or deadline moves.

Good deal. Glad it's done. lol @ Quinceys contract even more now.

The Quincey deal makes more sense. There will be cap space available when DeKeyser's deal is up.

#2534459 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by Barrie on 18 August 2014 - 05:42 AM

Good move.


I'm still not really sure what Holland could have done since 2009 to make things any better. We're rebuilding through the draft. With the Cap, and how over inflated the UFA market is, it's the way to go. We haven't missed out on a thing by not signing guys like Ehrhoff, Clarkson, and Wisniewski, or Suter or Parise to 13 years.